The Georgia Tech football team has released their depth chart for their week one game against Tennessee.
— Kelly Quinlan (@Kelly_Quinlan) August 29, 2017
The Georgia Tech football team has released their depth chart for the season opener against Tennessee and there aren’t many surprises, to say the least. That being said there are some positions that should be noted.
To no surprise, the Jackets haven’t announced their starting quarterback for the season opener. Instead, all four quarterbacks. At the beginning of camp, it was Matthew Jordan’s job to lose and it’s not a great sign that he hasn’t necessarily taken the reigns and ran away with it over the course of fall camp.
Chances are that not all four quarterbacks will play against Tennessee. That being said, seeing two quarterbacks split time is the most likely scenario. Any more than two quarterbacks and there should be worries about the position going forward.
Yesterday, KirVonte Benson was named by Paul Johnson as the starting b-back. First, it should be a good sign that despite missing time this fall that Johnson has enough confidence in Benson to name him the starter. The third string running back is true freshman Jerry Howard, so he may see playing time against Tennessee. Yesterday, he was predicted to finish with the most rushing yards on the team.
Jake Stickler will be the Jackets starting right tackle but backing him up will be two true-freshman in Charlie Clark and Zach Quinney. If Stickler goes down with an injury some point this season that will be a spot to watch for on the offensive line.
Two true-freshman made the two-deep in highly rated recruit Bruce Jordan-Swilling and T.D Roof. Both players have a ton of potential and could both be huge contributors on the defensive side of the ball by seasons end. It will be interesting to see if either can grab a starting position by the end of the season.
It’s no secret that the Yellow Jackets have a strong secondary which is a good sign that true freshman Jaytlin Askew cracked the two-deep roster. He was one of the higher rated recruits in the 2017 recruiting class. The coaching staff had him in their original preseason depth chart and it appears as the true freshman solidified his spot in the two-deep.
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Kicker & Punter:
Two of the bigger position battles on The Flats this summer was the kicking and punting jobs. The starting kicking job still appears to be up in the air as both Shawn Davis and Brenton King’s names are in bold. It will be interesting to see which one ultimately wins the job.
The starting punting job was awarded to true-freshman Pressley Harvin III who was the country’s top punter in the 2017 recruiting class. Expect big things out of Harvin this upcoming season.